Sunday Reflections

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Faith that Is Refreshing

by Rev. Erin Burns - July 16, 2017 - A reflection on Song of Songs 2:8-13

Hearing the Whole Story

by Rev. Erin Burns - July 2, 2017 - A reflection on Genesis 22:1-14

Seeing What’s in Front of You

by Colleen Lowrie - June 25, 2017 - A reflection on Genesis 21:8-21

Wrestling with our Past, Wrestling with God

by Rev. Erin Burns - June 18, 2017 - A reflection on Genesis 32:22-31

A Sense of Urgency

by Rev. Erin Burns - June 4, 2017 - A reflection on Acts 2:1-21

Being Present on the Journey

by Rev. Erin Burns - May 28, 2017 - A reflection on Acts 1:1-14

Sowing Seeds

by Rev. Erin Burns - May 21, 2017 - A reflection on Mark 4:26-32

Dinner at Grandma’s

by Rev. Erin Burns - May 14, 2017 - A reflection on Acts 2:42-47a

Abide in Love, Abide in God

by Rev. Erin Burns - May 7, 2017 - A reflection on 1 John 4

Renew, Release, Reconcile & Rejoice

by Rev. Erin Burns - April 30, 2017 - A reflection on Luke 24:13-35

Relationship as Social Justice

by Emily King, Thony Jean-Baptiste from Citizen Advocacy and Joanne & Patricia from the Everyday Champions Program - April 23, 2017 - A reflection on Luke 10:25-37 & 14:1-6

Not Just Bonnets & Bunnies

by Rev. Erin Burns - April 16, 2017 - A reflection on John 20:1-18

Connecting in Times of Chaos & Contradiction

by Rev. Erin Burns - April 9, 2017 - A reflection on John 11-12 Various Verses

Awakening to Connection

by Rev. Erin Burns - April 2, 2017 - A reflection on John 11:1-45 Various Verses

Connecting with Mud

by Rev. Erin Burns - March 26, 2017 - A reflection on John 9:1-15

Connecting with Those Who Are Different from Us

by Rev. Erin Burns - March 19, 2017 - A reflection on John 4:5-42

Connecting to the Mystery

by Rev. Erin Burns - March 12, 2017 - A reflection on John 3:1-17

Nourished in Connection

by Rev. Erin Burns - March 5, 2017 - A reflection on John 6:1-35

This Is the Fast I Choose

by Karri Munn-Venn, Senior Policy Analyst, Citizens for Public Justice - February 26, 2017 - A reflection on Psalm 8 & Isaiah 58:1-12

Be Perfect?

by Rev. Erin Burns - February 19, 2017 - A reflection on Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18 and Matthew 5:38-48

The Business of Being Church

by Rev. Erin Burns - February 5, 2017 - A reflection on Matthew 5:13-16

It All Boils Down to This…

by Rev. Erin Burns - January 29, 2017 - A reflection on Micah 6:1-8 & Matthew 5:1-12

Naming Divisions

by Rev. Erin Burns - January 22, 2017 - A reflection on 1 Corinthians 1:10-18 and Matthew 4:18-23

Holding Each Other in the Dark Times

by Rev. Howard Clark and Rev. Sharon Moon - January 15, 2017 - A reflection on Psalm 139: 1-18, 23, 24.

The Light and the Darkness

by Rev. Erin Burns - January 8, 2017 - A reflection on Isaiah 60:1-6

Kyrie Among Nations

by Kathryn Fournier - January 1, 2017 - A reflection on Revelations 21:1-5 and Matthew 2:13-23

Searching…

by Rev. Erin Burns - December 24, 2016 - A reflection on Luke 2:1-20

We Cannot Wait

by Rev. Erin Burns - December 18, 2016 - A reflection on Luke 1:39-45 & Matthew 1:18-24

We Prepare

by Rev. Erin Burns - December 4, 2016 - A reflection on Luke 1:46b-55

Why Advent?

by Rev. Erin Burns - November 27, 2016 - A reflection on Isaiah 2:1-5 & Matthew 24:36-44

…to give light…

by Rev. Erin Burns - November 20, 2016 - A reflection on Luke 1:68-79.

The Events that Shape Us

by Rev. Erin Burns - November 13, 2016 - A reflection on Isaiah 65:17-25

Living in the Village

by Sarah Daigen - November 6, 2016 - A reflection on Romans 12:5-18 and Matthew 5:14-16

And will find the right time

by Rev. Erin Burns - October 30, 2016 - A reflection on Luke 6:20-21

Chocolate Pudding

by Rev. Erin Burns - October 23, 2016 - A reflection on Luke 18:9-14

…you provide the people with grain…

by Rev. Erin Burns - October 16, 2016 - A reflection on Psalm 65:9-13 and Corinthians 9:6-15

Thanksgiving

by Rev. Erin Burns - October 9, 2016 - A reflection on Psalm 100 & John 6:25-35

Rekindling the Gift

by Rev. Erin Burns - October 2, 2016 - A reflection on 2 Timothy 1:1-17

Like the Starry Night Sky

by Rev. Erin Burns - September 25, 2016 - A reflection on Proverbs 8:22-31 & Colossians 1:15-17

Where Is God in our Storm?

by Rev. Erin Burns - September 18, 2016 - A reflection on Psalm 29 and Luke 8:22-25

The Grace of Beginning

by Rev. Erin Burns - September 11, 2016 - A reflection on Luke 5:1-11

Known & Unknown

by Sarah Daigen - September 4, 2016 - A reflection on Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18

The Fruits of Trinity

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - August 28, 2016 - A reflection on an adaption from the Gospel of John and Paul’s First Letter to the Colossians

Good Trouble: Living Our Faith

by Sarah Daigen - August 21, 2016 - A reflection on Luke 13:10-17

Making the Right Enemies

by Sarah Daigen - August 14, 2016 - A reflection on Luke 12:49-56

Spreading the Gospel in Word and Deed

by Sarah Daigen - August 7, 2016 - A reflection on Isaiah 1:1, 10-20

Vanity, Vanity, is All Really Vanity?

by Sarah Daigen - July 31, 2016 - A reflection on Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14, 2:18-23

Re-Visioning The Lords Prayer

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - July 24, 2016 - A reflection on Luke 11:1-13

Mary and Martha – Feminist Dilemma

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - July 17, 2016 - A reflection on Luke 10:38-42

Samaritans and Social Classes

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - July 10, 2016 - A reflection on Luke 10:25-37

How spiritual practices lift our Spirits

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - July 3, 2016 - A reflection on Psalm 30

Wisdom at the Gateway

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - June 26, 2016 - A reflection on Wisdom of Solomon 6-8

Supporting Attawapiskat

by Anne Laalo of Annie & Company - June 19, 2016 - A reflection on 1 Kings 19:3-8

God and Speed Dating

by Rev. Étienne LeSage - June 5, 2016 - A reflection on Deuteronomy 10:12-14a;16-21 from The Message

Sing a New Song to God

by Sarah Daigen - May 29, 2016 - A reflection on Psalm 96 and Luke 7:1-10

The Fruits of Commons Gardening

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - May 22, 2016 - A reflection on Genesis 1: 29-31, 2:8 & Thomas 9:1-5

Spirit in the Air

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - May 15, 2016 - A reflection on Acts 2:1-21

Home, Family and Holy Habits

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - May 8, 2016 - A reflection on Ruth 1:1-18

Our Hospitable Ancestors

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - May 1, 2016 - A reflection on Genesis 10:1-5,32 & 18:1-10

The Down-to-Earth God

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - April 24, 2016 - A reflection on Genesis 1&2

Our Water Spirituality

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - April 17, 2016 - A reflection on Genesis 1: 1,6-9 & Revelations 22: 1-2a

Hope for Children in South Sudan

by Aaron Sanderson, Executive Director of War Child - April 10, 2016 - A reflection on Isaiah 65:17-25

Trusting God, Having Confidence in God’s Faithfulness, Relying on God’s Goodness

by Rev. Dr. Glen Stoudt - April 3, 2016 - A reflection on John 20:19-31

A Believable Easter?

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - March 27, 2016 - A reflection on Luke 24:1-12

Parade Expectations: Participant or Observer?

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - March 20, 2016 - A reflection on Mark 11:1-11

Healing into Dying

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - March 13, 2016 - A reflection on Mark 14:3-9 from “The Five Gospels”

Comfortable Enough to Belong?

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - March 6, 2016 - A reflection on 1 & 2 Samuel

De-Grudging Before Departing

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - February 28, 2016 - A reflection on Luke 15:11-32

Your Leaving Style?

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - February 21, 2016 - A reflection on Mark 8:31-33, Luke 9:43b-45, John 14:25-27

Here is your Mother

by Pam Sheehan - February 14, 2016 - A reflection on Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16, and John 19:26-27

God Seen & Shared Is Everywhere

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - February 7, 2016 - A reflection on Luke 9:28-37

Love the Healer, Hate the Prophet?

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - January 31, 2016 - A reflection on Luke 4:14-30

What’s the Use in Miracles?

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - January 24, 2016 - A reflection on John 2:1-11

Naming, Belonging, Beloved

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - January 17, 2016 - A reflection on selected verses from Luke 2:21-38 & Luke 3:15-22

Being Available to Loved Ones

by Sally Cuddy - December 27, 2015 - A reflection on Colossians 3:12-17 and Luke 2:41-52

Pregnant with Possibilities for Peace

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - December 6, 2015 - A reflection on Luke 1:26-56

Traditions in Transitions

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - November 29, 2015 - A reflection on Luke 2:1-6, Hebrews 11:8, Acts 22:10 and Joshua 1:9

Building the Trinity Net

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - November 22, 2015 - A reflection on 1 Cor 12:25-27, 1 Peter 4:8-10 & selections from Romans 12:2-20

God, Hear Our Prayers?

by Sarah Daigen - November 15, 2015 - A reflection on 1 Samuel 1:4-20

Peace Calls to Each Generation

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - November 8, 2015 - A reflection on Matthew 5:3-12

Love Is Our Bottom Line

by Rev. Ellie Barrington and Ken Graham - November 1, 2015 - A reflection on Matthew 6:31-33 and Colossians 3:12-14

Grief & Relief

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - October 25, 2015 - A reflection on Psalm 126

Competing to Serve?

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - October 18, 2015 - A reflection on Mark 10:35-45

Everyday Gratitude

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - October 11, 2015 - A reflection on Matthew 6:25-29 and 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Rights and Refugees

by Alex Neve - Secretary General, Amnesty International Canada - October 4, 2015 - A reflection on Hebrews 13:1-3, Leviticus 25:18, 23-24, Deuteronomy 10:17-19

Who is an Ally?

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - September 27, 2015 - A reflection on Mark 9:38-41

Vulnerability as Strength

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - September 20, 2015 - A reflection on Mark 9:33-37, 10:13-16

Lady Wisdom & Jesus

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - September 13, 2015 - A reflection on Makr 8:27-29

Answers to Parents Prayers

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - September 6, 2015 - A reflection on Mark 7:24-30 from the Five Gospels version

Heart-Centred Religion

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - August 30, 2015 - A reflection on Mark 7:1-16 from the Five Gospels version

Invitation…or Rejection?

by Jean Dean - August 23, 2015 - A reflection on Luke 14: 15-23

Music, the ultimate communicator?

by Anthea Brandon - August 9, 2015 - A reflection on the Book of Psalms: Ps. 96:1, Ps. 150 and Ps. 42:8

One in the Spirit?

by Sarah Daigen - August 2, 2015 - A reflection on 1 Corinthians 1:10-17

God’s Abundance

by Rev. Sharon Moon - July 26, 2015 - A reflection on Ephesians 3:16-21 & John 6:1-14

A Day in the Life of Jesus?

by Rev. Howard Clark - July 19, 2015 - A reflection on Mark 6:30-34, 53-56

Calm in the Storm

by Rev. Sharon Moon - July 12, 2015 - A reflection on Mark 4:35-41

Chosen and Sent?!

by Rev. Howard Clark - July 5, 2015 - A reflection on Mark 6:1-13

Turning Things Around

by Rev. Howard Clark - June 28, 2015 - A reflection on Mark 5:21-43

What Does Reconciliation Require of Us?

by Rev. Sharon Moon - June 21, 2015 - A reflection on Selections from 1 Samuel 17

Mustard Seed Faith

by Rev. Sharon Moon - June 14, 2015 - A reflection on Ezekiel 17:22-24 and Mark 4:26-34

Happy Families!

by Rev. Howard Clark - June 7, 2015 - A reflection on Mark 3:31-35

Where Does our Scripture Lead Us

by Rev. Howard Clark - May 31, 2015 - A reflection on John 3:1-17

Litany Reflections for Pentecost

by Rev. Sharon Moon - May 24, 2015 - A reflection on John 20:19-23

Church Emerging

by Rev. Sharon Moon - May 17, 2015 - A reflection on Acts 10:1-48

The Fruit of the Vine

by Rev. Howard Clark - May 10, 2015 - A reflection on John 15:9-17

Gardening God

by Rev. Sharon Moon - May 3, 2015 - A reflection on John 15:1-8

When I’m Gone

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - April 26, 2015 - A reflection on John 21:15-18

You Are There

by Ruth Wood - April 19, 2015 - A reflection on Psalm 139

Resurrection as Recognition

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - April 5, 2015 - A reflection on John 20:1-18 from The Message

Hoping against Hope

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - March 22, 2015 - A reflection on John 12:20-32

Facing our Fear

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - March 15, 2015 - A reflection on Numbers 21:4-9

Turning the Tables for Justice

by Helen Barkley of the Trinity Jubilee Foundation; and Tara Templin of EcoEquitable - March 8, 2015 - A reflection on Mark 11:15 -17

The Cross of Forgiving

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - March 1, 2015 - A reflection on Mark 8:31-36

Spirituality for Affirming Mental Health

by Jaclynne Smith-Neri - February 22, 2015 - A reflection on John 20:19-22, 26

From Loneliness to Abundance

by Jane McKeague - February 15, 2015 - A reflection on 1 Corinthians 12:12-26

Healing Meditation

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - February 8, 2015 - A reflection on Mark 1:29-39

Words with Authority

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - February 1, 2015 - A reflection on Mark 1:21-28

The Promised Land

by Pam Sheehan - January 25, 2015 - A reflection on The Good News Bible, Exodus 1:8-14 & Isaiah 65: 17-25

Callings Keep Coming

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - January 18, 2015 - A reflection on 1 Samuel 3:1-10

Holy Waters

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - January 11, 2015 - A reflection on Mark 1:4-11

Epiphany Enlightenment

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - January 4, 2015 - A reflection on Matthew 2:1-12

The Prophecy of Anna

by Rob Taylor - December 28, 2014 - A reflection on Luke 2:22-40

Cosmic Christ-mass Dance

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - December 24, 2014 - A reflection on Luke 2:1-20

Mary and Joseph Struggled Too!

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - December 21, 2014 - A reflection on Luke 1:26-34 and Matthew 1:18-25

Hands and Hearts Building Homes

by Anne Boswall - December 14, 2014 - A reflection on Luke 2:4-7 and 2 Samuel 7:1-7

Liberating the Least of These

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - November 23, 2014 - A reflection on Matthew 25:34-40, Luke 1:46-55

Nurturing the Gift

by Sarah Daigen - November 16, 2014 - A reflection on -

Jesus & The Sword

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - November 9, 2014 - A reflection on Matthew 10:34-36, 5:38-42, 26:50b-52

Sad and Strong

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - October 26, 2014 - A reflection on Selections from Psalm 103

Why We Persevere in Working for Justice?

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - October 19, 2014 - A reflection on Ephesians 6:10-20

Our Gratitude Attitude

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - October 12, 2014 - A reflection on Deuteronomy 8:17-18

Better Commitments Than Commandments

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - October 5, 2014 - A reflection on Exodus 20:1-20

Water from Hard Places

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - September 28, 2014 - A reflection on Exodus 17

Permission to Complain

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - September 21, 2014 - A reflection on Exodus 16

We Begin Again, Where God Is

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - September 14, 2014 - A reflection on Exodus 14:19-31, 15:1-2, 20-21a

When Forgiving Takes Three

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - September 7, 2014 - A reflection on Matthew 18:15-22

A Wild God Still Burns

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - August 31, 2014 - A reflection on Exodus 3:1-15

Who do you say I am?

by Jean Dean - August 24, 2014 - A reflection on Matthew 16:13 - 20, Galatians 3:28

Inclusivity: Draw the Circle Wide

by Sarah Daigen - August 17, 2014 - A reflection on Isaiah 56:1, 6-8

When God Whispers

by Sarah Daigen - August 10, 2014 - A reflection on 1 Kings 19:9-18

Families Are Complicated!

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - July 27, 2014 - A reflection on Genesis 29:15-30

We are not alone

by Sarah Daigen - July 20, 2014 - A reflection on Genesis 28:10-19a

Jacob and Esau and South Sudan

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - July 13, 2014 - A reflection on Genesis 25:19-34

God’s Promise in Marriage

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - July 6, 2014 - A reflection on Genesis 24

Multicultural to Intercultural

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - June 29, 2014 - A reflection on Matthew 10:40-42

Right Relations for All God’s Nations

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - June 22, 2014 - A reflection on Genesis 21:8-21

Our Summertime Commissionings

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - June 15, 2014 - A reflection on Matthew 28:16-20 and 2 Corinthians 13:11-13

Spirit Moments Don’t Expire

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - June 8, 2014 - A reflection on Acts 2 and John 20:19-25

What’s in a Naming?

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - June 1, 2014 - A reflection on Mark 1:9-11 and Isaiah 49 1,5, 13-16a

Growing in Pastoral Caring

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - May 25, 2014 - A reflection on John 21:15-17, Acts 20:28a, Ephesians 4: 29, Isaiah 61:1-3, Romans 14:3-4a, Sirach 11:8, 11-12

Balancing Act

by Sarah Daigen - May 18, 2014 - A reflection on Ecclesiastes 3:1-13

All in the Family?

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - May 11, 2014 - A reflection on Matthew 12:46-50 and Exodus 2:1-10

Restoring Sacred River Relationships

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - May 4, 2014 - A reflection on Ezekiel 47:1-12

Health and Solidarity – Perspectives from the Philippines

by Dr. Junice Melgar - April 27, 2014 - A reflection on Luke 24:13-35

Choose Your Own Resurrection Reality

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - April 20, 2014 - A reflection on Mark 16:1-8

The Flow of Forgiveness

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - March 30, 2014 - A reflection on Matthew 6:9-13 and Luke 11:2-4

From Welcoming to Affirming

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - March 23, 2014 - A reflection on Acts 10:1-48

Cause Canada

by Bev Carrick - March 16, 2014 - A reflection on Luke 10:29-37

Meditating on the Tree of Life

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - March 9, 2014 - A reflection on Ezekiel 47:6-7 & 12 and Revelations 22:1-2

Revelations We Need from Indigenous Spirituality

by Rev. Ellie Barrington with Kathryn Fournier - World Religions V: Indigenous - March 2, 2014 - A reflection on Selections from Psalm 104 and the Inuit Creation Myth: "How Sedna Became A Sea Goddess"

Today’s Buddhist – Christians

by Rev. Ellie Barrington with Rob Taylor - World Religions IV: Buddhism - February 23, 2014 - A reflection on Matthew 6:25-33 and the Metta Sutta

Unconventional Wisdom

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - World Religions III:Judaism - February 16, 2014 - A reflection on Selections from Ecclesiastes

Our Shared Fundamentals ~ Not Our Fundamentalisms

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - World Religions II:Islam - February 9, 2014 - A reflection on Mark 12:28-33 and The Qur'an:The Suras of Mecca

Entering the Interspiritual Age

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - World Religions I:Hinduism - February 2, 2014 - A reflection on -

In the Light of the Prophets

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - January 26, 2014 - A reflection on selections from Isaiah 60 - 62

Reflecting on the Light

by Rev. Ellie Barrington with Beth Jenkin - January 19, 2014 - A reflection on Acts 22:6-11

Light of L’Arche Learnings

by Rev. Ellie Barrington with Emily Taylor-King - January 12, 2014 - A reflection on -

Learning Journeys with Wise Teachers

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - January 5, 2014 - A reflection on Matthew 2:1-12 & Ben Sira 6:33-37

Two Underestimations

by Murray McBride - December 29, 2013 - A reflection on -

Christmas Community

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - December 24, 2013 - A reflection on Luke 2:1-20

Advent Silences and Struggles

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - December 22, 2013 - A reflection on Selections from Luke 1:5-23

What God Does: Through Mary ~ Through Jesus ~ Through You

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - December 8, 2013 - A reflection on Luke 2:26-56 for Advent

The Promised Clan

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - November 24, 2013 - A reflection on Deuteronomy 26:1-11

Ghandi and Peacemaking

by Sarah Daigen - November 17, 2013 - A reflection on -

Cultivating a Peaceful Heart

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - November 10, 2013 - A reflection on -

God’s Sustaining Spiral ~ Moving Through Trinity

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - November 3, 2013 - A reflection on Nehemiah 9:6, 19-23

Creation Stories Evolving

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - October 29, 2013 - A reflection on Genesis 1 & 2

Death is a Wise Companion

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - October 20, 2013 - A reflection on Acts 17: 22-28

Thanksgiving

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - October 13, 2013 - A reflection on Luke 12:22-24 and Luke 12:32-34

Communion as Heaven’s Leaven

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - October 6, 2013 - A reflection on Thomas 96 and Matthew 13:33-35

Be-loving the Bible Again I: Our Progressive Bible Reading Lenses

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - September 29, 2013 - A reflection on Mark 6:47-50, Mark 8:22-25, and 1 Tim 2:8-15

Jesus’ Kingdom of Joy

by Rev. Ellie Barrington with Howard Clark performing John Shea’s “The Storyteller of God” Poem - September 22, 2013 - A reflection on Matthew 13:31-32, 33, 44, 45-46 and John 15:11

Building Momentum for our Mission: A Reflection

by Ian MacKay - September 15, 2013 - A reflection on Matthew 4:18-20, Matthew 18:18-20

Ego Etiquette for the Kingdom Table

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - September 8, 2013 - A reflection on Luke 14:1, 7-15

God Knows. We Search.

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - September 1, 2013 - A reflection on Psalm 139

Setting the Captives Free

by Jean Dean - August 25, 2013 - A reflection on -

Jerusalem Pilgrimage

by Etienne Lesage - August 18, 2013 - A reflection on -

Unexpected Samaritans

by Etienne Lesage - August 11, 2013 - A reflection on -

Forgiveness

by Sarah Daigen - August 4, 2013 - A reflection on -

Grace Overflowing

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - July 28, 2013 - A reflection on John 2:1-11 and 6:1-13

The Healing Pool

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - July 21, 2013 - A reflection on John 5:1-9

Wellsprings of Spirit

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - July 14, 2013 - A reflection on John 4:5-30

Baptism of Water and the Spirit

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - July 7, 2013 - A reflection on Jesus’ Baptism

The Challenges of Discipleship

by Sarah Daigen - June 30, 2013 - A reflection on Luke 9:51-62

The Spirit Blesses Us in Animals

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - June 23, 2013 - A reflection on Proverbs 30:18-19, 24-28 and Job 12:7-10

Forced to Go the Distance

by Kathryn Fournier - National Aboriginal Sunday - June 16, 2013 - A reflection on Galatians 2:15-21 and Luke 7:36-50

The Spirit in Forgiveness

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - June 9, 2013 - A reflection on Matthew 18:21-2 and Mark 11:4-6

Callings, Risks & Families

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - June 2, 2013 - A reflection on Mark 1:16-20

Discerning the Spirit

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - May 19, 2013 - A reflection on Acts 2:1-13, Romans 12:2 and Romans 12:6

The Parent’s Spiritual Journey – Appreciating Mary, Mother of Jesus in Scripture and Song

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - May 12, 2013 - A reflection on excerpts from Matthew, Mark, Luke, John and Acts.

Nature Speaks God

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - May 5, 2013 - A reflection on Daniel 3:74-83 and Psalm 19:2-7

Creation and Canadian Mining Abroad

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - April 28, 2013 - A reflection on Genesis 1:26-28 and Genesis 2:4-9

Creation Sparks Creativity

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - April 21, 2013 - A reflection on Earth Day - Genesis 1:1-13 and Matthew 19:26

The Roots and Fruits of Christian Meditation

by Paul Harris - April 14, 2013 - A reflection on John 14:15-23

Christ Appearances, Then and Now

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - April 7, 2013 - A reflection on 1 Cor 15:5-8 and John 21:1-14

Dying to self, rising to Self

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - March 31, 2013 - A reflection on John 12:24-25 and Mark 16:1-8 - Easter

Powers, Politics and Passions in Holy Week

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - March 24, 2013 - A reflection on Selections from Psalms 122, 125 & 132, Luke 19:29-37, Zechariah 9:9 & 10

Mental Illness Among Us

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - March 17, 2013 - A reflection on Romans 8:24-26, 2 Corinthians 12:9, Luke 6:20, Isaiah 41:10, Galatians 6:2, 1 Corinthians 12:26, Jeremiah 29:11

Patience with our Challenging Children

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - March 3, 2013 - A reflection on Mark 10:13-16

Spirituality of Singing

by Jackie Hawley - February 24, 2013 - A reflection on Psalm 150

To Seek To Belong

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - February 17, 2013 - A reflection on Luke 14:15-24 and Acts 17:22-28

Embracing All Our Colours

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - February 10, 2013 - A reflection on Galatians 3:23-29 and Luke 10:27

Stretching Our Inclusivity ~ Because ‘All is One’

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - February 3, 2013 - A reflection on Matthew 25:34-40

Of Lions, Kings, Christ, and Courage

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - January 27, 2013 - A reflection on John 8:2-11

Belong – Be Loving – Believe

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - January 20, 2013 - A reflection on 1 John 3:18-24

Listening for the Voice of God

by Rev. Sharon Moon - January 13, 2013 - A reflection on Isaiah 43:1-7, Luke 3:15-17, Luke 3:21-22

Epiphanies about Heaven

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - January 6, 2013 - A reflection on Isaiah 60:1-6

I Have Decided…

by Jean Dean - December 30, 2012 - A reflection on Luke 2:41-52

Christmas Eve Reflection

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - December 24, 2012 - A reflection on Luke 2:1-20

Darkness at Christmastime

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - December 23, 2012 - A reflection on Luke 2:8-15

Gifts for Peace

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - December 9, 2012 - A reflection on Matthew 2:1-12

Guided Healing Meditation

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - November 25, 2012 - A reflection on selections from Matthew, Luke, and James

The Power of Prayer

by Sarah Daigen - November 18, 2012 - A reflection on -

Let War Be Metaphor!

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - November 11, 2012 - A reflection on Isaiah 2:1-5

Stewardship and Mission Conversation

by Rev. Ellie Barrington and Ian MacKay - November 4, 2012 - A reflection on Mark 12:28-33 and 1 Timothy 6:17-19

Our Security in Eternal Spirit

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - October 28, 2012 - A reflection on 2 Corinthians 4:15-18 and Matthew 7:24-27

Having Faith in Politics

by MPP, Paul Dewar - October 21, 2012 - A reflection on -

The Present Moment Way Out of Worry

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - October 14, 2012 - A reflection on Matthew 6:25-34

Gratitude Is Heaven

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - October 7, 2012 - A reflection on Luke 17:11-21

Jesus Our Teacher

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - September 30, 2012 - A reflection on Luke 4:14-24

How to Know G-D?

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - September 23, 2012 - A reflection on Exodus 3:1-15

Rejoicing in the Bible ~ Today

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - September 16, 2012 - A reflection on Psalm 33

Contentious Callings

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - September 9, 2012 - A reflection on Mark 7:24-30

Why ‘Spiritual But Not Religious’?

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - September 2, 2012 - A reflection on James 1:22-27 and Mark 7:1-8

Happiness in God Places

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - August 26, 2012 - A reflection on Psalm 84

Holidays and Holy Minutes

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - July 22, 2012 - A reflection on Mark 6:30-34, 53-56

Dance and Distribute Food

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - July 15, 2012 - A reflection on 2 Sam 6:1-15, 12b-19

In Weakness, Strength

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - July 8, 2012 - A reflection on 2 Cor 12:2-10

Oh, Canada!

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - July 1, 2012 - A reflection on 2 Corinthians 8:7-15

Weathering Fear by Breathing Faith

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - June 24, 2012 - A reflection on Mark 4:35-41

What Makes “Trinity” Holy?

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - June 3, 2012 - A reflection on Isaiah 6:1-8

A New Pentecost

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - May 27, 2012 - A reflection on Acts 2:1-21

Making God Use of our Seeds

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - May 20, 2012 - A reflection on Matthew 13:1-9, 31-32

The Evolution of Maternal Compassion

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - May 13, 2012 - A reflection on Thomas 22:1-7 and Mark 10:13-16

Jesus and Darwin – Evolutionary Christianity

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - May 6, 2012 - A reflection on Genesis 2:4-9

Hope of ‘At-one-ment’

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - April 22, 2012 - A reflection on Luke 12:22-31

‘Belief’ in Christ’s Peace

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - April 15, 2012 - A reflection on John 20:19-31

Resurrections of All Kinds

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - April 8, 2012 - A reflection on John 20:1-18

Stepping Up Our Compassion

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - March 25, 2012 - A reflection on Philippians 2:1-5 and Luke 6:46-49

All “Belongers”

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - March 18, 2012 - A reflection on Luke 3:21-22 and 1 Corinthians 12:13

Cleansing Our Economy

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - March 11, 2012 - A reflection on Mark 11:15-18

Our Lenten Attitudes

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - March 4, 2012 - A reflection on Mark 8:31-38 and Isaiah 30:20-21

Our Abrahamic Religions

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - Ellie in conversation with Majed Rostamian about Islam - February 5, 2012 - A reflection on Romans 4:13-24

Ours is Not the Only Way

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - Ellie speaking with Shanti Sivaraja about Hinduism - January 29, 2012 - A reflection on John 14:1-6

A World of Compassion

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - Ellie talking with Mark Cuddy about Buddhism - January 22, 2012 - A reflection on Matthew 7:1-4, 12 and The Udana-Varga 5:18

Noticed a Star?

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - Ellie with Dennis Manning - January 8, 2012 - A reflection on selections from Matthew 2 and Isaiah 60

Glimpses of God-With-Us

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - Christmas Eve - December 24, 2011 - A reflection on Matthew 1:18-25

The ‘Virgin’ Question?

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - December 18, 2011 - A reflection on Luke 1:26-35

Counting Ourselves In As Christians of Today

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - December 4, 2011 - A reflection on -

Journeying with Mary’s Vision

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - November 27, 2011 - A reflection on Luke 1:39-56

New and Renewed Talents

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - November 13, 2011 - A reflection on -

A Time for War?

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - November 6, 2011 - A reflection on Remembrance Day

Mortality Inspires our Love of Life

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - October 30, 2011 - A reflection on Acts 17:22-28

Love Trumps

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - October 23, 2011 - A reflection on Matthew 22:34-46

Acclimatizing to Climate Change

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - World Food Day - October 16, 2011 - A reflection on Genesis 3:18-24 and Psalm 107

Remembering Thanks…And Giving

by Rev. Ellie Barrington -Thanksgiving - October 9, 2011 - A reflection on Deuteronomy 8:7-18 and selections from Joel 2

Just Enough for All…Food Distribution

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - October 2, 2011 - A reflection on Exodus 16:1-31

Our Family Farms . . . And Theirs

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - September 25, 2011 - A reflection on -

Hospitality Includes Accessibility

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - September 18, 2011 - A reflection on -

‘Getting It’ About Forgiveness

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - September 11, 2011 - A reflection on Matthew 18:21-35

Light on Aging III

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - July 17, 2011 - A reflection on 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 & Proverbs 3:13-18

Light on Aging II ~ Anna Wisdom

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - July 10, 2011 - A reflection on Luke 2:36-38 & Proverbs 9:1-12

Part I – Light on Aging: Finding our Spiritual Purpose and Power for the Last Stage of Life

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - July 3, 2011 - A reflection on -

Pentecost Reflection

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - June 12, 2011 - A reflection on -

Re-enchantment with Creation

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - June 5, 2011 - A reflection on Psalm 104:1-2a, 10-24

‘Exile and Return’ of the Endangered

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - May 29, 2011 - A reflection on Genesis 1:20-24, 9:2, Hosea 2:18, Jeremiah 4:22-25

What is Baptism – Without Sin?

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - May 8, 2011 - A reflection on Acts 2:14a, 36-41

What Does It Mean To Believe?

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - May 1, 2011 - A reflection on John 20:19-31

Resurrected Through Conflict Resolution

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - Easter - Cross-Roads of Conflict Sermon Series - April 24, 2011 - A reflection on -

Bully? Bullied? Bystander? ~ On Learning To Do Better

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - Cross-Roads of Conflict Sermon Series - April 10, 2011 - A reflection on Matthew 5: 17, 20-22

On Conflict Resolution in Marriage and Divorce

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - Cross-Roads of Conflict Sermon Series - April 3, 2011 - A reflection on Matthew 5:23-28, 31-32

Sage Responses to Group Conflict

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - Cross-Roads of Conflict Sermon Series - March 27, 2011 - A reflection on Exodus 1:1-22

React or Respond? Anger and Non-Violence

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - Cross-Roads of Conflict Sermon Series - March 20, 2011 - A reflection on Matthew 5:38-42

The Cross-Roads of Conflict

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - Cross-Roads of Conflict Sermon Series - March 13, 2011 - A reflection on Leviticus 19:17-19 and Matthew 5:43-48

The Lord’s Prayer IV – On Daily Bread and Fish Communion

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - March 6, 2011 - A reflection on -

The Lord’s Prayer III – On Hallowing the Name

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - February 27, 2011 - A reflection on -

The Lord’s Prayer II – Prayer Challenged?

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - February 20, 2011 - A reflection on Luke 11:2-4

The Lord’s Prayer I

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - February 13, 2011 - A reflection on -

Ask a Minister

by Rev. Ellie Barrington and Rev. Dianne Cardin - January 30, 2011 - A reflection on John 3:1-11a

Our Risky Callings & Fruitful Failures

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - January 23, 2011 - A reflection on Matthew 4:18-22

A Calling to Nutritional Healing

by Rev. Ellie Barrington with Judi McLaren, Natural Nutritionist - January 16, 2011 - A reflection on Isaiah 49:1-7, Psalm 40:1-10

Food Epiphanies in the Midst of Abundance

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - January 9, 2011 - A reflection on Isaiah 60:1-6

The Ever-Enchanting Story

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - Christmas Eve - December 24, 2010 - A reflection on Luke 2:1-20

Why Bethlehem?

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - Advent - December 19, 2010 - A reflection on Micah 5:1-5 and John 7:40-43

Two Birth Stories ~ Part II Starring Joseph

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - Advent - December 5, 2010 - A reflection on Matthew 1:18-25

Two Birth Stories: Part I

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - Advent - November 28, 2010 - A reflection on -

The (Eternal) Debate About An Afterlife

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - November 7, 2010 - A reflection on Luke 20:27-38

Compassion is Always ‘Sound Doctrine’

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - October 24, 2010 - A reflection on 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5 & Luke 10:25-29

Cycles of Struggle ~ Grace ~ Thanksgiving ~

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - Thanksgiving - October 10, 2010 - A reflection on Deuteronomy 26:1-11 & Philippians 4:6

Heralding Christian Faith in our Interfaith World

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - Worldwide Communion Sunday - October 3, 2010 - A reflection on 2 Timothy 1:1-14

A Parable About Facing Poverty

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - September 26, 2010 - A reflection on Luke 16:19-31

God’s Seating Plan is a Circle

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - August 29, 2010 - A reflection on Luke 14:1, 7-23

Restoring Fortunes, Balancing Needs

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - March 21, 2010 - A reflection on Psalm 126 & John 12:1-8

Open to Reconcile and Make New?

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - March 14, 2010 - A reflection on Psalm 32 and 2 Corinthians 5:16-21

Waiting Expectant, Watching For Signs

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - February 28, 2010 - A reflection on Psalm 27

Old and New Ways to Praise

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - January 31, 2010 - A reflection on Psalm 149

Fiery Messiah or Beloved Father?

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - January 24, 2010 - A reflection on Luke 3:15-18, 21-22

Sharing Spirit-Given Gifts

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - January 17, 2010 - A reflection on 1 Corinthians 12:1-11

Epiphany ~ In Deep Ecumenism

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - January 3, 2010 - A reflection on Matthew 2:1-12

The Other Holy Family

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - December 6, 2009 - A reflection on Luke 1

God Needs Our Hands

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - November 15, 2009 - A reflection on Mark 6:1-13

Women’s Loss, Love and Loyalty in War

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - November 8, 2009 - A reflection on Ruth Chapter 1

Soul Reunions

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - All Saints Day - November 1, 2009 - A reflection on John 11

Kingdom Seeking? Cynicism Versus the Child

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - October 25, 2009 - A reflection on Mark 10:13-16

Gratitude Trumps Worry & Thanks Promotes Giving

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - Thanksgiving - October 11, 2009 - A reflection on Matthew 6:25-31

Practising Christianity ~ Pray Each Day!

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - September 27, 2009 - A reflection on James 5:13-18

Our Animal Teachers

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - July 12, 2009 - A reflection on Job 12:7-10 & Proverbs 30:24-32

Resurrecting Our Faith Through Doubt

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - April 19, 2009 - A reflection on John 20:19-31

Beyond the Blame Game ~ Forgiving ‘Them’

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - Lenten Series on Forgiveness - March 22, 2009 - A reflection on Luke 6:37-42

Self-Forgiveness ~ Shedding Guilt & Shame

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - Lenten Series on Forgiveness - March 15, 2009 - A reflection on Psalm 25:1-7, 11 & Psalm 51:1-10

A Healing: The Kingdom in Action Now!

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - February 15, 2009 - A reflection on Mark 1:35-45

Congregate!

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - February 1, 2009 - A reflection on Acts 2:1-5

Whale of a Tale – About Loving “Them”

by Rev. Ellie Barrington - January 25, 2009 - A reflection on the Book of Jonah